Parliamentary Elections 2011
December 5, 2011
Third Press Release
First Electoral Day
Runoff for the first round
Observers of the Independent Coalition for Election Observation have noted the following (Second day of election run- offs)
At Experimental School number 2 in Mina Al Basal constituency, Micro- buses number 3798 and 3898 carrying banners for Al Nour party and shuttling them from shelters to polling stations to cast their votes for Al Nour party. The identity of covered women passed unchecked at this station. Freedom and Justice cheated same strategy for the support of their party and their candidates.
At El Ekhlass Experimental School in Mina Al Bassal constituency there were several private cars with the following numbers SSB21860, SBH 9165, and 1732 shuttling women to polling stations to cast their votes for Al Nour Fundamentalist Party. Also covered women were encouraging and begging other women to vote for candidates numbered 1 and 2.
At Kabs Al Coton Primary School in the fourth constituency, there were many women inciting people to vote for Al Nour Party and other groups encouraging women to vote for Freedom and justice. Moreover, there were buses transporting people to vote for parties mentioned earlier (micro- bus 2856 and bus 623).
In El Mandara constituency in El Montazah in front of Abdel Khalek Hassona School, women were congregated to vote for Al Nour Party and Freedom and Justice.
In the third constituency (Moharam Bek), At Shadth School and Amir El Refaee School, women are summoned and shuttled to polling station to vote for Al Nour, Freedom and Justice, and Tarek Mostafa Taalat.
In the same constituency ,at Refax El Tahawy and El Nil Preparatory School women have been transported from Gheit El Anab to Karmooz by buses numbered 6891, 9382, and 92402 again to cast their votes for Al Nour party and Justice and Freedom.
In El Gomrok Constituency, 80 women voted while 1009 were listed in this constituency.
Again in Moharam Bek constituency, women were shuttled to Al Zohor School to vote for a candidate of Al Nour Party, Mossa El Sanoos.
Ten young girls, dressed in white gowns with slogans and pictures of some candidates of Freedom and Justice Party, played religious songs using microphones.
Group voting in favor of Freedom and Justice Party took place at Ahmed Refaee School.
In Abdel Khalek Hassona School women rallied to vote for Freedom and Justice .Many of who were transported by private buses (one of which was bus number 163).
In front of Shades Secondary School Al Nour Party and Freedom and Justice Party engaged in a fight as each party was drawing the supporter of the other to his side. Army personnel intervened and moved both sides away from the polling station at a distance of 500 meters.
Advocates of Al Nour Party and Freedom and Justice Party assembled women to Al Qabany voting station and were filmed by monitors.
In Sahel constituency at Al Obour Preparatory School, female advocates of Freedom and Justice enticed some women to vote for their party then passed them down to representatives of the party inside the polling station to supervise their selection. Those advocates told other women that their votes would help counteract the power and influence of liberal and secular groups.
At El zawya El Hamra School for Girls, supporters of Al Nour Party and Freedom and Justice Party were attracting voters each group to the side of his favorable party. They distributed publicizing posters inside the polling station.
In Zeitoon at El Nokrashy School station number 504 , supporter of a candidate ,Mohamed Abdel Ghany a member of the Egyptian Bloc, was campaigning for his candidate so one covered lady instigated a fight with him and the judge kicked him out of the station.
In Sharabeya at Mostafa Kamel polling station again women were transported to cast their votes for Freedom and Justice . Supporters of the party pursed their campaigning for the party.
At Omar Makram School in Sahel Shobrra constituency , there was intensive campaigning for Freedom and Justice Party. A bib number of buses shuttled voters. Some numbers of these buses areSLM792, SH 284, and HK 873. These buses were carrying microphones along their campaign.
At Mahmasha School women were inciting each other to cast their votes to Freedom and Justice and not to George Taalat.
Operation Room of the Independent Coalition for Elections Observation
5th December 2011